History Trivia / PokemonTheFirstMovie

22nd Feb '17 10:28:12 AM bowserbros
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** The 1998 theatrical version of the film has remained under this status since the release of the ''kanzenban'' version a year later. The latter version [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion re-does a large number of shots in the film to add-in CGI]] (be it replacing entire effects such as whirling clouds or simple choreographic retouches); this is the version that would be used for the film's English dub and all following home video releases. The theatrical version, meanwhile, has never seen a single re-release since its initial VHS & [=LaserDisc=] pressings in the first half of 1999, and only continues to survive thanks to the likes of [=eBay=], Amazon, and a small number of video-sharing sites in the most obscure corners of the internet.

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** The 1998 theatrical version of the film has remained under this status since the release of the ''kanzenban'' version a year later. The latter version [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion re-does a large number of shots in the film to add-in add in CGI]] (be it replacing entire effects such as whirling clouds or simple choreographic retouches); this is the version that would be used for the film's English dub and all following home video releases. The theatrical version, meanwhile, has never seen a single re-release since its initial VHS & [=LaserDisc=] pressings in the first half of 1999, and only continues to survive thanks to the likes of [=eBay=], Amazon, and a small number of video-sharing sites in the most obscure corners of the internet.
22nd Feb '17 10:26:46 AM bowserbros
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: This film as well as the latter two movies took years to get a Blu-ray disc release thanks to years of disputes between Warner Bros. (the licensees of the movies for all territories except Japan), The Pokemon Company, Nintendo and Toho. By TheNewTens, fans we're getting irritated over having to deal with the 4:3 aspect ratio of the DVD and VHS releases and pushed for the disputes to end so they could get the films remastered for high definition. The disputes were finally resolved in December 2015, and a Blu-ray disc release of all three movies in a triple-feature Steelbook pack was announced for release in February 2016, in time for the ''Pokémon'' franchise's [[MilestoneCelebration twentieth anniversary]]![[note]]Though there are a couple of catches: First, the films will be presented ''only'' with the 4Kids English dubs in 2.0 lossy stereo sound, and second, all of the special features from the [=DVDs=] will not be available in the set, meaning no Pikachu shorts at the beginning, either[[/note]]
* ThrowItIn: The commentary remarked that Misty's "please, no" reaction to [[spoiler:Ash's death]] was originally, jokingly ad-libbed by Rachael Lillis as [[CallBack "my bike!"]] when trying to find a workable two-syllable reaction to said event.

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This film as well as the latter two movies took years to get a Blu-ray disc release thanks to years of disputes between Warner Bros. (the licensees of the movies for all territories except Japan), The Pokemon Company, Nintendo and Toho. By TheNewTens, fans we're getting irritated over having to deal with the 4:3 aspect ratio of the DVD and VHS releases and pushed for the disputes to end so they could get the films remastered for high definition. The disputes were finally resolved in December 2015, and a Blu-ray disc release of all three movies in a triple-feature Steelbook pack was announced for release in February 2016, in time for the ''Pokémon'' franchise's [[MilestoneCelebration twentieth anniversary]]![[note]]Though there are a couple of catches: First, the films will be presented ''only'' with the 4Kids English dubs in 2.0 lossy stereo sound, and second, all of the special features from the [=DVDs=] will not be available in the set, meaning no Pikachu shorts at the beginning, either[[/note]]
** The 1998 theatrical version of the film has remained under this status since the release of the ''kanzenban'' version a year later. The latter version [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion re-does a large number of shots in the film to add-in CGI]] (be it replacing entire effects such as whirling clouds or simple choreographic retouches); this is the version that would be used for the film's English dub and all following home video releases. The theatrical version, meanwhile, has never seen a single re-release since its initial VHS & [=LaserDisc=] pressings in the first half of 1999, and only continues to survive thanks to the likes of [=eBay=], Amazon, and a small number of video-sharing sites in the most obscure corners of the internet.
* ThrowItIn: The commentary remarked that Misty's "please, no" reaction to [[spoiler:Ash's death]] was originally, jokingly ad-libbed by Rachael Lillis as [[CallBack "my "My bike!"]] when trying to find a workable two-syllable reaction to said event.
3rd Jan '17 11:56:43 AM NWolfman
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Mew was, at least for a short period, mistakenly referred to as Mewtwo's mother rather than it's clone counterpart. This also ignores the franchise's (mostly) strict adherence to gendering Pokémon.
10th Aug '16 2:44:39 AM Kindle4Light
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** There's a rumor circling that Mew in the Japanese version said that the originals were inferior and should perish. According to Meowth (Nyarth in this version) its dialogue was:

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** There's a rumor circling that Mew in the Japanese version said that the originals clones were inferior and should perish. According to Meowth (Nyarth in this version) its dialogue was:
10th Aug '16 2:43:32 AM Kindle4Light
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* AbsenteeActor: Ash's Pidgeotto is nowhere to be seen in the main film and is the only member of Ash's team at the time to be absent from the fight. This was probably to avoid confusion with Corey's Pidgeot. It does appear a few times in the short film preceding the movie, though.
8th Aug '16 8:53:07 AM SamMax
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** When the triple-film DVD came out in 2009, many expected all three movies, including this one, to be widescreen unlike the previous VHS and DVD release. Sadly...no dice. This was later remedied with the triple feature Blu-ray release in 2016, though the releases add problems of their own, as detailedbin the note in the KeepCirculatingTheTapes entry below.

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** When the triple-film DVD came out in 2009, many expected all three movies, including this one, to be widescreen unlike the previous VHS and DVD release. Sadly...no dice. This was later remedied with the triple feature Blu-ray release in 2016, though the releases add problems of their own, as detailedbin detailed in the note in the KeepCirculatingTheTapes entry below.
8th Aug '16 8:52:16 AM SamMax
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** When the triple-film DVD came out in 2009, many expected all three movies, including this one, to be widescreen unlike the previous VHS and DVD release. Sadly...no dice. This was later remedied with the triple feature Blu-ray release in 2016.

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** When the triple-film DVD came out in 2009, many expected all three movies, including this one, to be widescreen unlike the previous VHS and DVD release. Sadly...no dice. This was later remedied with the triple feature Blu-ray release in 2016.2016, though the releases add problems of their own, as detailedbin the note in the KeepCirculatingTheTapes entry below.
26th Apr '16 9:32:18 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Mewtwo's Japanese voice actor, Masachika Ichimura, once played Eric in the stage adaption of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. That's right, Japanese Mewtwo is The Phantom. And [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] too.
** In the same version, Shellshocker the Blastoise is voiced by Creator/TesshoGenda - the Japanese dub voice of [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]], [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]], [[Franchise/StarWars Mace Windu]] and [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]], among others. That's right, they only used him for a couple of lines of PokemonSpeak. But said PokemonSpeak becomes ''[[RatedMForManly awesome]]'' because of him.
14th Feb '16 11:31:24 AM akaun6899
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** When the triple-film DVD came out in 2009, many expected all three movies, including this one, to be widescreen unlike the previous VHS and DVD release. Sadly...no dice. This was later remedied with the upcoming triple feature Blu-ray release in 2016.

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** When the triple-film DVD came out in 2009, many expected all three movies, including this one, to be widescreen unlike the previous VHS and DVD release. Sadly...no dice. This was later remedied with the upcoming triple feature Blu-ray release in 2016.
1st Jan '16 7:03:50 PM Mario1995
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: This film as well as the latter two movies took years to get a Blu-ray disc release thanks to years of disputes between Warner Bros. (the licensees of the movies for all territories except Japan), The Pokemon Company, Nintendo and Toho. By TheNewTens, fans we're getting irritated over having to deal with the 4:3 aspect ratio of the DVD and VHS releases and pushed for the disputes to end so they could get the films remastered for high definition. The disputes were finally resolved in December 2015, and a Blu-ray disc release of all three movies in a triple-feature Steelbook pack was announced for release in February 2016, in time for the ''Pokémon'' franchise's [[MilestoneCelebration twentieth anniversary]]![[note]]Though there are a couple of catches: First, the films will be presented ''only'' with the 4Kids English dubs in 2.0 lossy stereo sound, and second, all of the special features from the DVDs will not be available in the set, meaning no Pikachu shorts at the beginning, either[[/note]]

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: This film as well as the latter two movies took years to get a Blu-ray disc release thanks to years of disputes between Warner Bros. (the licensees of the movies for all territories except Japan), The Pokemon Company, Nintendo and Toho. By TheNewTens, fans we're getting irritated over having to deal with the 4:3 aspect ratio of the DVD and VHS releases and pushed for the disputes to end so they could get the films remastered for high definition. The disputes were finally resolved in December 2015, and a Blu-ray disc release of all three movies in a triple-feature Steelbook pack was announced for release in February 2016, in time for the ''Pokémon'' franchise's [[MilestoneCelebration twentieth anniversary]]![[note]]Though there are a couple of catches: First, the films will be presented ''only'' with the 4Kids English dubs in 2.0 lossy stereo sound, and second, all of the special features from the DVDs [=DVDs=] will not be available in the set, meaning no Pikachu shorts at the beginning, either[[/note]]
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